Microwave Cooking for One by Marie T Smith

Shopping for Microwave Safe Dinnerware & Fine China

Microwave Safe Dinnerware

Microwave Safe Dinnerware & Fine China Collections

One of the wonderful features of microwave cooking is that you can cook in the utensil you are going to serve in. Isn't it wonderful that so many popular lines of dinnerware are also microwave-safe? When you want a quick bowl of oatmeal, why not cook it right in the bowl you're going to eat it out of? Why scrub pots and pans when you don't have to? Of course, there are times when you want to set an elegant table with fine china and some of the manufacturers listed here also offer lines of gold or platinum trimmed fine china, which of course, is not safe for use in the microwave.

Baum Brothers Imports has forged a proud reputation as providers of tableware. Beautifully crafted, yet remarkably affordable, their dinnerware collections highlight their commitment to the very, best in quality and style.

Block China — No longer manufactured, Block China and Crystal product lines included a wide assortment of casual and formal dinnerware, stemware and barware, as well as novelty ceramic kitchen accessories that were well suited for your busy lifestyle. Some product lines featured licensed collections from designers, artists and well-known consumer brands.

Certified International works with the best designers worldwide to bring you the latest in innovative designs for entertaining and setting your table. Your dining and entertaining experience will be livened up when you set the table and serve your guests with Certified International dinnerware.

Caleca has been manufacturing quality ceramic products for more than 200 years. Each piece is manufactured in Italy from a unique red clay found only in the region of the original Caleca factory. The pieces are then hand painted in the United States by skilled artisans.

Churchill China is one of the worlds major manufacturers and distributors of high quality ceramic tableware. Based in Stoke on Trent, England, Churchill can trace its development back to the establishment of one of its constituent companies, Sampson Bridgwood, in 1795 and has developed progressively, building a reputation as an innovative and reliable supplier of quality products.

Clay Art became popular with collectors by producing fun and whimsical Salt & Pepper Shakers, Licensed Cookie Jars and Decorative Masks. Then the Clay Art Company of San Francisco expanded its line to include beautiful dinnerware that is safe for use in the microwave.

Corelle — Since 1970, Corelle products have epitomized the definition of durability and quality. Corelle's unique lamination process — compressing two different glass compositions — results in strong dinnerware that is beautiful too.

Dansk has made its mark in the tableware industry with the idea that every object needed for the top of the table could be beautiful as well as useful.

Denby has been making the highest quality dishes for over 200 years and they are lead and cadmium free! High firing vitrifies the stoneware, making it durable and chip resistant. Glazes will not craze or crack and cannot absorb foods or fluids, resulting in a very hygienic product. Denby stoneware is safe for use in the oven, microwave, freezer, and dishwasher.

Emile Henry offer a complete dinnerware to enhance a tableside brunch, or any entertaining occasion in your home. Dishes are beautiful, but more importantly extremely durable.

Fiesta by Homer Laughlin China Company — Avid fans of Fiesta have been collecting it for over six decades, making it one of the most popular china patterns in the world. One of the very best features of Fiesta is the opportunity to personalize your addiction, um, collection. And best of all, it's safe to use in the microwave.

Fitz and Floyd — Revolutionizing the ceramic design field after its start as an import company in 1960, Fitz and Floyd has evolved into the undisputed leader in the design and manufacture of hand-painted ceramic giftware, dinnerware, tableware, decorative accessories, home fragrance and collectibles.

Franciscan Ware The name Franciscan is an allusion to Franciscan monks reflecting the simple, informal style of Mexican folk pottery. Franciscan Ware was influential in creating the "California Style" of American ceramics and gave Spanish names for their lines.

Gibson Overseas — Since 1979, Gibson Overseas has been setting American tables and building a reputation on the beauty, durability, and affordability of its tableware.

Hartstone Pottery — The history of Hartstone Pottery is truly an inspirational American story. If you love hand-painted one-of-a-kind pottery, here's your opportunity to support a wonderful enterprise. Whether you're looking for accent pieces for your existing dinnerware, or looking for a fresh new look in tableware, consider Hartstone Pottery.

Johnson Brothers — In the course of a century, Johnson Brothers forged a proud reputation as one of the world's leading providers of tableware to suit a variety of tastes, offering excellent value. It is a reputation founded on a commitment to the highest standards of craftsmanship and to continual innovation in technology and design.

Lenox has created exquisite tableware, gifts, and collectibles for U.S. presidents, dignitaries — and families like yours across America. Their challenge remains to provide products that not only meet the rigorous standards of quality and excellence, but ones that meet the needs of today's ever-changing lifestyles.

Lindt Stymeist Designs produced a collection of fine casual dinnerware, bakeware and accessories that are oven to table safe. They are lead and cadmium free and can be placed in the dishwasher and the microwave. Unfortunately, Lindt Stymeist is no longer being manufactured.

Mikasa has long been recognized as the leader in tabletop fashion in dinnerware, crystal stemware, barware, flatware and decorative accessories. Quality and great design are synonymous with the Mikasa brand.

Nautica has evolved from a collection of men's outerwear to a leading global lifestyle brand with a complete home collection of products including dinnerware that is microwave safe.

Nikko dinnerware has been developed in parallel with the history of dinnerware in Japan, and has been exported to America since 1968. Nikko continually strives to create dinnerware that increase the amenities of life.

Noritake — For over 100 years Noritake has been setting the table for millions of Americans, and for satisfied consumers world wide. Now let Noritake set your table.

notNeutral — Founded by the award-winning Los Angeles based architecture and design firm Rios Clementi Hale Studios, notNeutral creates bold, idea-based, accessible dinnerware for the everyday modern lifestyle.

Oneida — Sure you've heard of Oneida as one of the world's largest marketers of stainless steel and silver-plated flatware. Did you know that they also make beautiful dinnerware that is microwave and dishwasher safe?

Pfaltzgraff — Five generations of family ownership and management led The Pfaltzgraff Company to become one of America's leading manufacturers of casual dinnerware and accessories for the home.

Portmeirion Potteries Ltd., a British ceramic manufacturer based In Stoke-on-Trent, is a significant force in the pottery industry and an established reputation for high quality and innovative design in microwave and dishwasher safe dinnerware.

PTS International / 222 Fifth is known for its fine line of dinnerware, each pattern unique and timeless. These complete sets are both beautiful and affordable, making them ideal for special occasions or everyday use.

Rosanna — If Rosanna Bowles ran the world, everyone would sit down to dinner each evening and enjoy a fresh-cooked meal presented on exquisite dishes. She believes that eating together is truly a giving and loving experience. You'll love setting your table with her fun and whimsical designs.

Royal Doulton — Founded by Sir Henry Doulton in the 19th century, the Royal Doulton chinaware company is one of the oldest and best recognized in the world. Best known for its dinnerware, the company offers an assortment of patterns.

Royal Worcester — Only the very wealthy could afford Worcester Porcelain at the time of its establishment in Worcester, England, in 1751. Today Royal Worcester is within reach not just of royalty but of any discerning consumer.

Sakura — For over 40 years Sakura, a privately held company based in New York City, was a leading marketer of dinnerware and a recognized design leader specializing in casual and theme products for the housewares market.

Sango — You'll enjoy your collection of Sango dinnerware because it is about color and whimsy and fun! These complete sets are both beautiful and affordable, making them ideal for special occasions or everyday use.

Sasaki — Steeped in the centuries-old traditions of Japanese ceramic arts, Sasaki tableware is synonymous with the finest, most artistic design schools of modern Asia. Sophisticated simplicity in stoneware, glassware, stainless steel and home décor, Sasaki defines refined, contemporary living.

sengWare — Each product in the sengWare line is an expression of distinction, independence and style. sengWare's unique shapes and sizes provide the products that fit your every need, for everyday or that special day.

Spode — The name Spode has remained at the forefront of English pottery manufacture since the 18th Century.

Studio Nova — where style meets quality. The Studio Nova brand was a member of the Mikasa family until it was discontinued in 2007. It was created for the fashion-minded, value-conscious consumer. From the contemporary to the traditional, the quality of these patterns will prove fitting for any occasion.

Tabletops Unlimited — Since 1983 Tabletops Unlimited has built a reputation for designing and manufacturing trend setting tabletops. Respected for innovation and quality, recognized for value, the company has succeeded in setting the table in households throughout the country.

Thomson Pottery — If you are looking for unique, innovative, practical dinnerware to set your table, consider a Thomson Pottery pattern. The in-house designers regularly launch new designs as well as collect distinctive works from freelance designers in order to enrich their existing product lines.

Tienshan was a manufacturer and importer of ceramic dinnerware and giftware based in Norwalk, Connecticut. Established in 1978, the privately owned company was a trendsetter in the dinnerware market.

Villeroy & Boch — Since 1748, Villeroy & Boch has been distinguished as the largest producer of ceramics in the world, setting the dining tables of the Vatican in Rome and the palaces of Europe's royalty. If you're looking for modern, uncomplicated designs in tableware for everyday living, consider Villeroy & Boch.

Waechtersbach has been producing quality earthenware since 1832, and is internationally known as a trend setter in the fine dinnerware marketplace. There is more to Waechtersbach than dinnerware. Waechtersbach offers a wide variety of earthenware cups, bowls, and plates for special occasions or for everyday use.



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